Bipolar in the Bay: Garbageman, Wrestling Coach & Advocate | Robert Villanueva | EP 41 ?
TalkBD
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
2w ago
This is the powerful bipolar disorder story of "ordinary guy" Robert Villanueva. Robert "Coach V" Villanueva grew up in East Bay of San Francisco amidst undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Seeking a better life away from a dysfunctional home, Robert left home at 15 and became a wrestling coach and garbageman before experiencing his darkest moments with depression and mania. At the brink of despair, Robert found solace among other patients and a glimmer of hope that would change his life forever. Through self-discovery and support from his family and community, Robert discovered new ways to live well ..read more
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The Bipolar Clock: Stabilize Mood By Resetting Your Body Clock | Dr. Holly Swartz | EP 40 ?
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
2M ago
Award-winning researcher ⁠Dr. Holly Swartz⁠ breaks down the "bipolar clock", and proposes a fresh approach to take charge of your bipolar symptoms by timing your light exposure, temperature, body position, eating, and social contact. Dr. Swartz also discusses the science behind social rhythm therapy (SRT) and Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), and presents a fresh approach to reset your biological body clock and take charge of your bipolar symptoms. (00:00) Introduction (00:13) About Dr. Holly Swartz (04:00) Circadian Rhythms Are Key for Bipolar Disorder (08:37) Advantages of Hav ..read more
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The History of Bipolar Disorder: An Untold Story | Dr. Manuel Sánchez de Carmona | EP 39 ?️
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
7M ago
Over 2,400 years ago, Greek physician Hippocrates first detailed symptoms of "opposite" mood states - what we now understand as mania and depression. Throughout the Middle Ages and into the modern era, vivid descriptions of melancholy and euphoria continued to surface, drawing focus to a set of distinct symptoms that appeared to occur in cycles. In this special talkBD episode, psychiatrist Dr. Manuel Sánchez de Carmona dives through centuries of evidence to uncover the fascinating story of manic-depression - and how we've come to know the condition today as "bipolar disorder". (00:00) Introduc ..read more
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Bipolar Psychiatrist: Your Diagnosis Is NOT Your Prognosis | Dr. Joanna Jarecki | EP 38 ?
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
9M ago
Psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Jarecki shares a powerful story of living with bipolar disorder - from spiralling into depression to being taken to hospital in handcuffs during mania. Dr. Jarecki reveals how her experience with bipolar I disorder turned her to psychiatry to help others in their recovery journey, and delivers a heartfelt message of hope that living well with bipolar disorder is possible. Hosted by Dr. Erin Michalak. (00:00) Introduction (01:52) Growing Up & Early Signs (03:01) First Depressive Episode: "My World Was Ending" (08:14) Mania: Grandiosity & Delusions (10:52) Handcu ..read more
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Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness | Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin | EP 37 ?️
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
10M ago
A remarkable story of living with bipolar disorder: 36-year US Army retired combat veteran Maj. Gen. Gregg. F. Martin shares his experience of bipolar disorder after joining the army at 18, and how his symptoms remained hidden and undiagnosed despite alarming warning signs during multiple deployments and stages of his military career. Gregg Martin also details his route to recovery, bipolar disorder in his family, and his top strategies to live well with bipolar disorder. Hosted by Dr. Erin Michalak. (00:00) Intro (00:52) Joining the Army & Early Years (06:51) The Iraq War & Paranoia ..read more
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Bipolar II Disorder: Misdiagnosis, Stigma & Telling My Story | Sara Schley | EP 36 ?
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
11M ago
Author Sara Schley recounts her story of living with bipolar II disorder - from her first episode of depression in college, to publishing her memoir after keeping it a secret for over 40 years. Sara also breaks down why people with bipolar II disorder are commonly misdiagnosed, her upcoming film on bipolar disorder - BrainStorm, and the life lessons she practices to live well with bipolar disorder. Hosted by Dr. ⁠Erin Michalak⁠. (00:00) Intro (01:23) Depression and the Early Years (04:19) The "Family Disease" (06:05) Misdiagnosing Bipolar II - "Why Am I Still Depressed?" (12:05) Ways to Preven ..read more
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Living with Psychosis: Paranoia, Delusions & Recovery | Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin & Dr. Manuel Sánchez de Carmona | EP 35 ?
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
1y ago
36-year US Army combat veteran Maj. Gen. Gregg. F. Martin and psychiatrist Dr. Manuel Sánchez de Carmona break down psychosis through their extensive lived and clinical expertise - delving into common triggers, treatment and medication, and psychotic symptoms including paranoid ideas, persecutory delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thought and behaviour. Gregg Martin also recounts harrowing psychotic episodes of "bipolar hell" during the Iraq War and through his service in the army, his route to recovery, rebuilding damaged relationships, and living well with bipolar disorder. Hosted b ..read more
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Sex & Bipolar Disorder: Hypersexuality, Libido & Triggers | Dr. Heather Armstrong & Victoria Maxwell | EP. 34 ?️
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
1y ago
Sexual health researcher Dr. Heather Armstrong and mental health educator Victoria Maxwell break down how bipolar disorder, mania, depression, and medication impacts sex, how to deal with hypersexuality and low libido, and strategies to improve your sexual well-being. Hosted by Dr. Emma Morton. Dr. Heather Armstrong is an Assistant Professor in Sexual Health at the University of Southampton in Southampton, United Kingdom. She is also a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Her research primarily focuses on improving sexual health and well-being among sex ..read more
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Psychedelics & Bipolar Disorder: Psilocybin, Ketamine & Treatment | Dr. Josh Woolley | EP. 18 ?
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
1y ago
Psychiatrist and psychedelics and bipolar researcher Dr. Josh Woolley (University of California San Francisco), and peer researcher Amir speak on psilocybin, ketamine, and psychedelics and their links with bipolar disorder, and what the science says about psychedelics as treatment.  Hosted by Dr. Erin Michalak.   Dr. Josh Woolley is currently the principal investigator and director of UCSF’s Bonding and Attunement in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (BAND) Laboratory. The lab’s mission is to understand mechanisms of social connection among individuals with mental illness and to test new tr ..read more
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Psilocybin Research & Therapy for Bipolar Disorder | Meghan DellaCrosse | EP. 32 ?
TalkBD: Bipolar Disorder Podcast
by CREST Bipolar Disorder Network
1y ago
Psychedelics researcher Meghan DellaCrosse breaks down her research on psilocybin, the results from a new study looking at magic mushrooms use for bipolar disorder, the benefits and drawbacks of using psilocybin, and the future of psychedelics research for mental health. Hosted by Dr. Emma Morton. Meghan DellaCrosse is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Following completion of pre-doctoral internship at Wexner Medical Center’s Early Psychosis Intervention Center at the Ohio State University (OSU) in June 2023, Meghan will be ..read more
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